0 Have your say Sheffield Greenpeace volunteers held a demonstration to call on biscuit maker Oreo to stop using palm oil from forest destroyers. Members gathered outside the Town Hall on Saturday to call for the authorities to put a stop to rainforest destruction to gather palm oil. READ MORE: Fury as ANOTHER piece of Sheffield’s street art is destroyed by vandalsREAD MORE: Police probe into nightclub stabbing in SheffieldVolunteer Annie Russell said: “‘In Sheffield we all love Oreo’s but rainforest destruction for the palm oil used to make them leaves a bad taste in our mouths.READ MORE: VIDEO ‘Fear me!’ Terrifying moment ghost threatens investigator and hurls object at him in South Yorkshire wood“That’s why here in Sheffield we’re calling on Oreo to drop dirty palm oil”They joined other groups across the world for a day of action calling for major brands to … [Read more...] about Sheffield Greenpeace volunteers hold protest over palm oil use
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Six Greenpeace activists who boarded a tanker transporting palm oil off the coast of Spain have been detained by the ship’s captain, the campaign group has said.. The protesters unfurled banners reading “Save our Rainforest” and “Drop Dirty Palm Oil” from the tanker in the Gulf of Cadiz on Saturday. Greenpeace said its volunteers – from Britain, Germany, France, Canada, Indonesia and the US – were being held in a cabin on the ship. A ship tracking website shows the Stolt Tenacity, which Greenpeace claims is carrying palm oil to the Netherlands, was charted by Wilmar International – a company linked to rainforest destruction in Indonesia. “We have limited radio contact with our volunteers and have called on the ship’s captain to free them so they can continue to peacefully protest against companies like Wilmar,” said Greenpeace campaigner Hannah Martin, speaking from on board the group’s own ship … [Read more...] about Greenpeace activists detained after boarding palm oil tanker off Spain
Palm oil is currently on everyone's radar following Iceland's bid to highlight deforestation and the effect it is having on the critically endangered oragutan in its Christmas advert. The frozen-foods supermarket revealed last week that its ad had been 'banned' by regulators for being 'too political'. This has since gained widespread attention, with a petition to reinstate the advert currently at nearly 900,000 signatures. But it is also leading to people asking more questions about palm oil, it's effect and what products contain it. Palm oil is a vegetable oil which is extracted from the fruits of trees, primarily the West African oil palm. It can be found in a whole range of everyday items such as chocolate, biscuits, shampoos and other household and beauty products, appearing in more than 50% of all supermarket products. The Iceland commercial has been voiced by actress Emma Thompson and was originally produced by Greenpeace, appearing on their website as a "Greenpeace film". The … [Read more...] about What is palm oil and is it bad for the environment?
An Iceland advert recently highlighted the plight of orangutans as rainforests continue to be destroyed for palm oil. The high street supermarket shared the ad via its Twitter page after it was banned by watchdog Clearcast, which explained it is “concerned it doesn’t comply with the political rules”. The short advert, titled Rang-Tan, starts with a little girl wondering how to get a mischievous baby orangutan out of her room. But when she asks him how he came to be there in the first place, he shows the girl a digger ripping up trees as his mum lies dying. "There’s a human in my forest and I don’t know what to do. He took away my mother and I’m scared he’ll take me too," the voiceover says. The supermarket chain has pledged to remove palm oil from all its own-brand products by the end of the year. But what is palm oil found in? There are some everyday products that contain palm oil that may surprise you. Some kinds of lipstick are said to … [Read more...] about Surprising everyday palm oil products to avoid if you want to save orangutans
YOUR Cadbury chocolate bars, Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers are leaving orangutans on the "brink of extinction", campaigners warn. Greenpeace says orangutans are "literally dying for a biscuit" in a new report that slams snack giant Mondelez over its controversial use of "destructive" palm oil – which is created by destroying rainforest habitats. Palm oil shot to nationwide attention this month after Iceland's Christmas TV ad about the ongoing crisis was banned in the UK. The notorious substance is widely used in products found in British supermarkets, and the ad drew attention to its impact on orangutans. Voiced by actress Emma Thompson, the ad tugged at heartstrings by showing the destruction of a young orangutan's home – but was deemed too political by Britain's ad watchdog. Now new mapping by Greenpeace has linked Mondelez – which makes Cadbury, Oreo and Ritz products – to the destruction of a major orangutan habitat in Indonesia. "It's outrageous that … [Read more...] about Cadbury bars leave orangutans on ‘brink of EXTINCTION’ thanks to ‘destructive’ palm oil